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Cuish Pichumetl – Enrique Esquivel

Cuish Pichumetl from Enrique Esquivel is produced in the community of Caltepec, Puebla.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Cuish Mezcales
Mezcalero:Enrique Esquivel
Maguey:Pichumetl
Agave:Marmorata
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Puebla
Town:Caltepec
ABV: 50%
Website: https://www.mezcalescuish.mx/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Cuish Pichumetl from Enrique Esquivel is produced in Caltepec, Puebla. The agaves are cooked in pit ovens, milled by hand with wooden mallets, fermented in cypress wood vats with spring water, and double distilled in a copper pot still.

Cuish Mezcales

Mezcales Cuish is made up of rural producers that are dedicated to the production and commercialization of traditional Oaxacan mezcal from different regions and agave varieties.

For many years, Mezcales Cuish has operated a mezcaleria in Oaxaca City a few blocks southwest of Mercado Benito Juarez. A second location was opened in Centro, Oaxaca. In 2019, the brand began exporting to the United States. Mezcal Reviews lists a mix of their exported releases along with Oaxaca releases requested by website members.

Member rating

4 out of 5

2 reviews

Ben P

Ben P

97 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 days ago

2022 edition

ABV: 50%

Nose: Green peppers, sage, eucalyptus, mint, honeysuckle, melon, pineapple juice, watermelon, very herbal with a fruit juice hiding beneath

Palate & Finish: Fruity at first, tart pineapple, unripe pears (unfortunately I had one today), honeydew melon, funky peaches, then more earthy stone, jalapenos, sweet chilies but not briney or pickled, basil and eucalyptus. The finish reminds me of basil peaches with some nice stone moving into minty fresh lime, white pepper, dry chalky element like licking stone.

This is a fun and interesting mezcal from Puebla, so far a state I have really enjoyed mezcal from. It’s herbal, mineral, and full of nice melons under the surface. I expected this to be more inline with the teps being a marmorata but it lacked some of the heavy citrus or green elements I tend to get there.

2022 edition
ABV: 50%
Nose: Green peppers, sage, eucalyptus, mint, honeysuckle, melon, pineapple juice, watermelon, very herbal with a fruit juice hiding beneath
Palate & Finish: Fruity at first, tart pineapple, unripe pears (unfortunately I had one today), honeydew melon, funky peaches, then more earthy stone, jalapenos, sweet chilies but not briney or pickled, basil and eucalyptus. The finish reminds me of basil peaches with some nice stone moving into minty fresh lime, white pepper, dry c

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Jam

Jam

143 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

50% abv, 2022 bottling, didn’t get lot number

Review #132: On the nose is bell pepper, creamy blue cheese, lime, jalapeno, watermelon candy, canteloupe, and bubblegum.
On the palate is watermelon candy, sweet tarts, lemon, lime, and mango, then turns more brash with black pepper, jalapeno, bell pepper, tobacco, and ash.

This has some nice layers on it. On the nose it’s more dominant on the vegetals and funky cheese with some underlying fruits. The palate is more fruits up front with a solid base of those peppers showing up more towards the finish. It’s pretty easy going and has a nice evolution of flavors. It has decent complexity but nothing too crazy, it’s just a good mix of flavors.

50% abv, 2022 bottling, didn’t get lot number
Review #132: On the nose is bell pepper, creamy blue cheese, lime, jalapeno, watermelon candy, canteloupe, and bubblegum.
On the palate is watermelon candy, sweet tarts, lemon, lime, and mango, then turns more brash with black pepper, jalapeno, bell pepper, tobacco, and ash.
This has some nice layers on it. On the nose it’s more dominant on the vegetals and funky cheese with some underlying fruits. The palate is more fruits up front with

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